Sun Glare – Will it be OP in Battlefield 4?

One of the top complaints of Battlefield 3 is the sun glare.  Considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in BF3 (next to the Bad Luck stick), and wielded by none other than DICE themselves, the sun has had a significant impact on how players enjoy BF3.  Therefore, the big question is, will the sun again be an overpowered supernova in Battlefield 4?  The following image compares the sun from BF3 (top) to that from recently released gameplay footage of BF4.


BF3 (top) vs. BF4 (bottom) sun.

BF3 (top) vs. BF4 (bottom) sun.

As you can tell, there is a significant difference between the two.  The BF4 sun is still fairly strong (perhaps your soldier wasn’t issues sunglasses?), but at least you can still see your own weapon, not to mention the surrounding buildings and such.  Granted, the BF4 image is after the tower falls, and therefore the dust cloud could be affecting the intensity of the sun, but I really think they have made an improvement here.


Josh, aka "Heplinger", is a father, PC gamer, and geek who enjoys the speculation and analysis of Battlefield content, as well as the discussion of the hardware behind it. He is content producer for Heplinger Gaming on YouTube, posting Battlefield and other gaming content.
  • Magilla187

    im glad “DAT SUN” gotta Nerf in BF4 im looking forward to playing

  • Steven Hall

    The sun wasn’t OP, it was as bright as a sun would be if you looked at it. They are trying to make the game more realistic. The sun in Battlefield 4 is under-powered! Sure I don’t like the BF3 sun, but that doesn’t mean its OP.

    • Heplinger

      I think you may be the first I’ve heard say that. I’ll admit, “OP” was meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek. :)

      I’ve never felt like the real thing was THAT blinding, but it may just be perception. Even if it is, I am left wondering why it isn’t filtered more like your soldier is wearing sunglasses, because blood and dirt stick to the “camera lens” as if your soldier has glasses on.

      • Steven Hall

        At first, I agreed with the comment about the glasses your players has on. But then I thought:
        He is wearing combat goggles, they are supposed to protect your eyes, from dirt, and other particles AND keep your vision crystal clear, so your idea doesn’t really work too well.
        Good thought though. What do you think?

        • Heplinger

          While I would think it an avoided tactical disadvantage to be in such a bright environment without sun protection, you may be correct. I really have no way to know for sure.

          As for the patch, I am again unsure. If my top pic is in fact before a sun-reducing patch, I guess that picture is a bit of hyperbole, eh?

          What I do know is I like what I am seeing in BF4, and feel like that sun is the nice balance between realistic and the arcade playability Battlefield strives for.

  • james smith

    It looks more natural